T-Pain Talks Being Upset Over Praise For Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak"
(AllHipHop News) T-Pain is credited by many as the person who revived the mechanically altered vocalization in music that was previously used by artists like Roger Troutman. While T-Pain made a name for himself with his Auto-Tune hits, perhaps the most celebrated album that incorporated the technique is Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak.
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Pain recently told VladTV that he was actually thrown off by the attention Ye's fourth album received. According to the Florida singer, he felt as if he did not get the proper recognition for his work with Auto-Tune prior to Kanye's 2008 project.
"I respect that s**t, but the praise that he got from it was like 'Oh, my God. This is so creative. This is the new s**t'," said T-Pain. "I'm like what happened to 2005 when I dropped Rappa Ternt Sanga and it was the same album? That's kind of weird. It just feel like I was unappreciated."
During the Q&A, T-Pain also discusses the creation of Auto-Tune as well as working with Kanye on 808s and their collaborative track "Good Life" off 2007's Graduation.
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Watch T-Pain's interview below.